2021.10.22 20:33 Isplayingcalvinball The Three
This post is my attempt to see if there is a deeper meaning to Rand having 3 lovers other than literary expedience and plot construction. I believe that the presence of the three has more significance than just three women falling for the dragon reborn.
My belief is that Rand has three lovers because he is actually three separate entities combined. There is entity one, which is rand/lewstherin. Entity two, is Ishmael/Rand. Entity three, is the creato the dark one/ the pattern. High fantasy authors love parallels and allusion, and I think Rand having three lovers plays into that. I also think him having three lovers is literary expedience. Elayne says it herself when she says that Rand can't conquer all the lands by force. Two of Rands Lovers reinforce his connection to two very strong forces in the books. Rand not being directly tied to one of those two factions would have changed the power dynamics amongst his allies and would have made for much more complicated alliances. Seeing Elayne's political machinations in her bid for the throne of Andor, I am glad Jordan took the more expedient route.
Rand/Lewstherin is well established in the books. Rand telling us that he and Lewstherin are each other is some of the best evidence for this entity. Relating that back to his lovers, in my mind Elayne is the rebirth of Ilyena Sunhair. According to the wiki they have similar hair and complexion and they both are part of ruling families. Beyond those factors I have no evidence for this belief but it lines up in my mind.
Ishmael/Rand, is not something I see talked about much. From the text, the best piece of evidence is the colliding of balefire and the body switch. Ishmael cannot even fathom what the colliding of their balefire means. My own personal belief is that it was the pattern interfering from Rand killing himself. We know from Lanfears body switch that the dark one/creatopattern can migrate souls to different bodies, but it is unclear what effect that could have in later rebirths. If body and soul share a connection then as of the end of AMOL rand will die being connected to Ishmael's body, which could mean that in the next cycle, rand is Ishamael and Ishamael is Rand. This paints the dream sequences in EOTW in a completely different light. I believe Aviendah is the rebirth of whoever Ishamael takes to wife (Possibly Nakomi?) when he serves as the dragon. Now why would Ishamael's lover fall for rand? By nature, the Forsaken do not love. Being that Rand and Ishamael are two halves of the same coin, Rand gains a second lover.
The creatoDark one/ pattern being a part of Rand is a bit of a stretch but their is some textual evidence for it. Rand lights his pipe by thinking it. As far as I know Sanderson nor Jordan ever confirmed how that was done. Rand converses with Egwene after she has died, which is never directly addressed. The event implies wherever Rand is at the time, the creatodark one/ pattern are also there. Rand swaps bodies with Ishamael; something never seen outside the dark one's influence. Lastly, Rand says that the dark one was never the enemy after the confrontation is over. In order for me to explain how I see this lining up with min. I need to explain how I view the creator, the dark one, and the pattern. Rand and Ishamael are both simultaneously the dark one and the Creator. In Rand and the dark one's final confrontation in AMOL they both attempt to construct better worlds. They go back and forth debating which one is better, trying to convince each other of the best path forward. This is a direct parallel to the turnings of the wheel. Rand and Ishamael try to find the best path forward every time the wheel turns. Their will is enacted through the pattern. The pattern is the conduit for their ideas and expressions. I think of it like a coin, one side is the creator, the other side is the Dark One, the pattern is the metal the coin is made of. The pattern itself is an entity that is separate from the dark one and the creator. As such, Min is the patterns avatar in the world. She is the one who keeps the balance going. She is why neither Rand nor Ishamel have completely won. It is the pattern that keeps the dark one and the creator, from destroying everything, all the while all of them are trying to find the best path forward.
I am going to stop here. I feel I have laid out the core reasons of why I thought the idea deserved some exploration. Please critique, or expand upon as you see fit. The underlying workings of the wheel of time is one of the reasons the series is so fascinating to me. Jordan walked a fine line between literary device, plot, and pacing that wasn't always perfect but is close enough to make no matter in my mind.
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Most of these contractors are known. The exception being the construction companies.
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2021.10.22 20:33 fifibaba Teachers, how would you deal with this situation?
I’m a sub which is why I come here for advice.
I regular sub at this particular school and know most these students as well or better than their actual teachers. I can name every student in the school. I have really good relationships with most of the students.
Today while in the grade 7 classroom one of the girls came to me upset. Now I know this student really struggles to have any meaningful relationships because of how she is (think worlds biggest tattle tale but also very violent and just overall extremely immature). She tells me that the majority of the class made Instagram accounts to follow one another but they all made them private and won’t accept her.
I talked to a couple of the girls later in the day about this, and just brought up maybe to be nice they could let her follow them. They said they really don’t have to because that’s the point of making your account private. I couldn’t really argue that and I get where they are coming from. Am I in the wrong to just let this slide? Is there more I could or can do? Thoughts?
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2021.10.22 20:33 redketchupp My (30F) boyfriend (33M) is offended that I didn’t want his mom to come over for one weekend.
My boyfriend and I recently moved in together after being separated and getting back together (4 years together separated a year). His mom likes to come over on the weekends and cook us a meal, they didn’t have a good relationship before but want to get closer. I’m cool with it I don’t mind, she just listens to music and cooks. She can be there for quite some time…5-6 hours.
My boyfriend asked me if she can come over Saturday to cook, and honestly this weekend I didn’t want her to. I’m starting a new job next week that requires late night and weekend shifts, just wanted to enjoy it with my boyfriend since his only days off are Saturday and Sunday. But I said “yeah she can come” and he asked if I was sure. I tried explaining that I wanted to do things this weekend but he said to do it all Sunday. I said ok. And he asked if I was sure and I said well I can’t say no to your mom coming over. I could tell he got bothered by it but it’s true. I texted him to apologize and explain my side and that I wanted to be alone with him but I also understood he doesn’t get to see his mom often. He was at work no answer. I called when he got out and he said he was offended and I disrespected his mom. I tried telling him I’m not stopping him from seeing her if he wants he can go to her place. I told him we should be able to compromise on this because I live here as much as he does. He says he understands what I’m saying but this will be a problem in our relationship.
I feel like I have valid reasons. Im not saying I hate his mom and don’t want her ever here, just once in a while let us have our weekend. I like my space I don’t usually have friends over for this reason. My family lives in another state and I don’t mind seeing them only twice a year. It’s just how I am. How can I solve this? I don’t want to back down because I’m not a bad person for feeling like this. But I don’t want him to feel bad either.
TLDR; my boyfriends mom comes over every weekend and I didn’t want her to come one time. Boyfriend is offended.
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I'm looking for someone to commission a repaint for a 1/6th scale headsculpt. Does anyone in the community know of any reliable artist out there that I might contact and get a quote?
Thanks in advance!
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2021.10.22 20:33 Kopratic Just another "just realized" quick post
I only recently realized I'm agender. I'm AMAB. I still use he/him pronouns. I still "present" masculine. I don't have plans on changing my name or anything. As I explained to the first group I came out to, the realization was as exciting as finding out I had a freckle on my palm: "Oh, that's neat. Anyway, lemme get on with my day."
And I think that's perfectly okay. Is it also okay to be nervous or really excited about discovering your identity? Yes! But I thought I'd share my own experience from the opposite end of the spectrum of it just being "okay, cool." And also because I wanted to share that even though I present as my AGAB (including pronouns), it doesn't make my identity as an agender person less valid. So I guess this is also a "if you're in a similar situation, it's all good" message, too.
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